Part of the remains of a 900 year old cathedral, at St Andrews ... Got me thinking that it's just as well faith in God is not based on bricks and mortar, denominations, church boards, or even coffee morning rotas ... It is love that is what is meant to demonstrate to the world that … Continue reading Faith And Love
Several quotes and other writings that I have seen over the past week have prompted me to write a piece on the subject of flow in our lives. This has been an interesting personal challenge, as there have been weather patterns showing their otherwise faces and things breaking down or getting completely stuck, all … Continue reading A Study On Flow
No Benefit Through Enquiry – A Poem Do not ponder on the analysis of a situation, Do not delve too deeply into any question, Do not read and reread into any motive, Do not inquire into the meaning of a statement. Remain content with every answer, Remain dumb to double-purpose, Remain satisfied with unexplained … Continue reading No Benefit Through Enquiry – A Poem
If you have been taken through more life challenges than most, have faced higher mountains, and crawled through deeper valleys, it might be because you are being taught to be a Teacher ...
When you can't do any more in your own strength, you just throw the whole lot up in the air and say "God, YOU do it!", then settle back and have a hot chocolate ... Only problem is, when you open your eyes again, the piles are still there ... and then you pick up … Continue reading A Little Note Of Encouragement
Do you know what #holiness is? Sometimes in life we wonder why we feel drawn away from the crowd, why things that others are doing does not feel right to us and holds little appeal. Sometimes we find ourselves alone in situations where it would be easier to go with the flow of the many, but … Continue reading On Holiness
It is the beginning of a new week and I thought I would take a moment to still my mind and take stock of the present ... now is a present and the present is now. When we are slain by difficulty or pressure, squeezed into other people's deadlines and commitments, pushed by life into … Continue reading A Gratitude Moment
Today my attention wandered to the WordPress Reader, a screen where one can see a list of latest posts published by WordPress bloggers, feeling a little lost in the process of swapping computer screens, my day having passed fairly unproductively thus far. Perhaps I was instinctively looking for a little plank to stand on in … Continue reading What Is Brave?
When we feel heard and valued, we find that we can do amazing things. Have you found that even the most optimistic among us begin to falter and slide, when integrity is challenged by the judgement and misunderstanding of others? I have seen this happen to people with great promise, who have been put upon … Continue reading When We Feel Heard And Valued
For those who regularly read the articles here, you might have noticed lately that a fair amount of poetry has been featured on The Holly Tree Tales' blog. To my surprise and increasing pleasure, the poetry has received a growing audience, which is greatly appreciated. One never knows what might appeal to others to read. … Continue reading Poetry At The Holly Tree Tales